Full-Time Faculty

Our faculty members are top academics and practitioners in their fields who are passionate about their students, research and work. They advance intellectual thought by publishing books, authoring journal articles and contributing to government reports. They are sought after voices in the media often appearing on television, radio and in major newspapers and magazines.

Their diverse work extends to producing documentaries, plays, videos and photo essays to tell stories about the world, but all SMPA faculty share one common mission — to mentor students and prepare the next generation of media professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders in the public and private sectors.

 


 

Steven Livingston

Founding Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP) and Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Peter Loge

SMPA Director, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and Director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication

Efrat Nechushtai

Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Jason Osder

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Patricia Phalen

Assistant Director, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Ethan Porter

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs and of Political Science

Steven V. Roberts

J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs; columnist, TV and radio analyst, best-selling author

Frank Sesno

Professor and Director of Strategic Initiatives; Executive Director, GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Janet Steele

Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs

Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor of Journalism

Rebekah Tromble

Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics, Associate Professor

Silvio R. Waisbord

Professor of Media and Public Affairs